ABOUT THE SHOW
Welcome to “Stuck in the Cry Room”. We all know the cry room too well at church – the place we don’t want to go, but feel we have to because of our situation. As Catholic families, many parts of our life can feel like a virtual cry room; we’re stuck and don’t know how to get out. Hosts Jo Holt and John Cox will discuss these current challenges affecting today’s families, and provide practical solutions so you are no longer stuck in the cry room.
MEET THE HOSTS
As we say farewell to all our listeners we are offering one final episode about vulnerability....
19: Setting the Bar
As parents we want our kids to be successful. There’s a debate out there about how much we should...
19: Last Minute Christmas
I’m sure most of you are prepared for Christmas. If not, or your desperate for gift ideas for a...
18: Thank You, Teens (funny)
Thanksgiving is a time of giving thanks to all those we know, and how they’ve positively impacted...
17: ep 17
15: Search for Friendship
We also further our boundary discussion by discussing the influence of friends – why it’s...
14: Defining Boundaries
Have you established boundaries in your family? Boundaries are healthy for all relationships,...
13: Theology of Driving
If you haven’t been there yet, brace yourself! When it’s time to teach our teens to drive it can...
Jo Holt is a wife, mother of three, travel enthusiast, beach lover and tea drinker. Discipleship and evangelization is at the heart of her mission within the Catholic Church. She beautifully combines her challenging upbringing with her powerful reversion back to the Church to inspire today’s families to be strengthened in Jesus and each other.
Since forming her company, Raised in Faith, Jo has provided pastoral care and offered advice on how to live amidst today’s challenging world as a Catholic Christian. She is an author of two books, Single & Raising Saints and Follow Me: Bridging the Gap between Baptism and Intentional Discipleship. She was featured on the Busted Halo Show with Father Dwyer for her work and support of single parents, and is regarded as an expert in family life issues for the Catholic Church.
Jo is the Director of Marriage and Family Life at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, and is a member of the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers (NACFLM). She is also a Catholic consultant for the Global Leadership Network, which provides leadership development to Christians in all sectors of society.
John Cox M.T.S.
Grew up in Charlton, Massachusetts, and studied mechanical engineering in High School. Then after his conversion in High School, John went to Franciscan University of Steubenville and majored in Philosophy and minored in Theology with a concentration in Franciscan Spirituality. Taught Middle School Religion and was the Assistant Principal at St. Bernadette Academy for 5 years in Keller, Tx. John, then can became the Director of Faith Formation at St. Maria Goretti Parish in Arlington, TX for 8 years. While there, John received his Master’s in Theological Studies through the Institute of Pastoral Theology (I.P.T.) from Ave Maria University graduating Magna Cum Lauade. In 2015 he became the Director of Adult Formation at St. Francis of Assisi in Longmont, Co., and then transitioned to the Director of Catechesis at St. Thomas More Church in Centennial, Co. John is married to his wife Amanda and has five children: Josh, Abigail, Monic, Emily, and Colette.